Images of the Recent Past
Readings in Historical Archaeology
By (author) Charles E. Orser Jr.
Publication date:15 August 1996
Length of book:480 pages
Historical archaeology has been without a definitive, up-to-date collection that reflects the breadth of the field_until now. Orser's book brings together classic and contemporary articles that demonstrate the development of the field over the last twenty years, both in North America and throughout the world. Orser's selections represent a wide variety of locales and perspectives and include works by many of the leading figures in the field. Engaging articles make it accessible to any interested reader, and superb for historical archaeology classes.
When searching for a reader in historical archaoelogy this volume is the place to start. Charles Orser has collected some fine examples of historical archaeology for this publication that spans over a decade of research. They introduce method, theory, and the underlying philosophical issues behind theory, and the application of all of these to archaoelogical data sets of the historical period.